Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 53

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Indian History Questions And Answers Practice Set 53 1

1 .The INA was largely composed of
A.  Indian Revolutionaries
B.  Overseas Indians
C.  Indian Prisoners of war under the Japanese
D.  Deserters from the British Indian Army
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2 .Subhash Bose established the Provisional Government of free India at
A.  Berlin
B.  Bangkok
C.  Singapore
D.  Tokyo
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3 .Azad Hind Fauz or the Indian National Army (IRA) was founded by
A.  Subhash Bose
B.  Rash Behari Bose
C.  General Mohan Singh
D.  Shah Nawaz
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4 .Kasturba Gandhi died in detention (in 1944) at
A.  Yeravada Jail
B.  Ahmedabad Prison
C.  Aga Khan Palace
D.  Ahmednagar Fort
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5 .In 1921, Mahatma Gandhi resolved to wear only a loin cloth to propagate home spun cotton to signify
A.  the poverty of the Indian people
B.  the ruin of India's handloom textiles
C.  his identification with the Indian people
D.  his resolve to wear tailored clothes only when India became independent
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6 .Which of the following was not one of the points stressed by mahatma Gandhi while exhorting the people to join the Quit india Movement?
A.  Forget the differences between the Hindus and Muslims and think of yourselves as Indians only.
B.  our quarrel is not with British people, we fight their imperialism and we must purge ourselves of hatred.
C.  Feel from today that you are a free man and pot a dependent. do or die. Either free India or die in the the attempt.
D.  Freedom of India is an end that will purify all means employed to achieve it.
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7 .The Working Committee of the Congress passed the Quit india resolution on
A.  July 14, 1942
B.  August 10, 1942
C.  August 8, 1942
D.  June 30, 1942
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8 .Which of the following was not one of the recommendations of the Cabinet Minion (1946) about the Constitution of india?
A.  There should be a Union of India embracing both British india and the States
B.  The Muslim majority provinces should be separately constituted into a Union of Pakistan
C.  The provinces should enjoy autonomy for all subjects and should be free to form groups
D.  Three basic Groups proposed by the Mission were Group A (Hindumajority Provinces) Group B (Muslim-majority Provinces) and Group C (Bengal and Assam)
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9 .Mahatma Gandhi spent a year of complete silence in 1926 to
A.  consolidate Khadi programme
B.  work for harijan welfare
C.  cl do penance for Chauri-Chaura violence
D.  write his autobiography
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10 .The famous 'Ratings Mutiny' (Revolt of a section of Indian soldiers serving In the Royal Indian Navy) in Bombay in february 1946 was calmed down largely by the efforts of
A.  Mahatma Gandhi
B.  C Rajagopalachari
C.  Jawahar Lal Nehru
D.  Vallabhbhai Patel
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11 .The Interim Government which took office on September 2,1946 was headed by
A.  Rajendra Prasad
B.  Jawaharlal Nehru
C.  Vallabhbhai Patel
D.  C Rajagopalachari
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12 .After the elections to the Constituent Assembly were held in July 1946, the Constituent Assembly met for the first time in new Delhi on
A.  December 9, 1946
B.  January 15, 1947
C.  February 10, 1947
D.  August 15, 1947
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13 .On the Direct Action Day unprecedented bloodshed took place (as a result of Hindu-Muslim riots) in
A.  Dacca
B.  Calcutta
C.  Delhi
D.  Meerut and Karachi
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14 .Why did Mahatma Gandhi ultimately lend his support to the resolution passed by the Congress Working Committee agreeing to the partition of India in spite of his personal, life- Long outspoken disapproval of Pakistan?
A.  There was no other go after he was presented with a fait accompli
B.  Jawaharlal Nehru convinced him about the justification in favour of it
C.  To prevent the loss of prestige of the Congress Ministers who had agreed to the partition
D.  The problem at home were far too pressing to carp about a minor concession being conceded to the Muslim League
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15 .British Prime Minister Attlee made the historic announcement of the end of British rule in India (and transfer of power to responsible Indian hands by a date not Later than June1948) on
A.  May 16, 1946
B.  February 20, 1947
C.  March 10, 1946
D.  December 31, 1946
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16 .The Servants of India Society was founded in 1905 by
A.  BG Tilak
B.  Lala Lajpat Rai
C.  Gopal Krishna Gokhale
D.  Aurobindo Ghosh
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17 .The last constitutional provision (covering undivided India) passed by the House of Commons was
A.  Government of India Act 1935
B.  Cabinet Mission Plan
C.  Mountabatten (or June 3) Plan
D.  Indian Independence Bill
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18 .Mahatma Gandhi compared Pherozeshah Mehta with the himalayas, Tilak with the Ocean and Gokhale with
A.  the Sky
B.  the Ganges
C.  the Gangotri
D.  the Mansarovar Lake
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19 .Which of the following brought Aurobindo Ghose into the fold of the Indian National Movement?
A.  The famines of 1896-97 and 1899-1900
B.  The partition of Bengal
C.  The Surat Split
D.  The Jallianwala Bagh episode
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20 .Which of the following was the main part of Aurobindo's programme to achieve independence?
A.  Organisation of secret societies
B.  Passive resistance
C.  Constitutional agitation
D.  Terrorism
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21 .The first Congress and nationalist leader to face repeated imprisonment was
A.  Pheroze Shah Mehta
B.  Gopal Krishna Gokhale
C.  Dadabhai Naoroji
D.  BG Tilak
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22 .Which of the following was not one of the techniques of 'Satyagraha' advocated by Mahatama Gandhi?
A.  Ahimsa
B.  Fasting
C.  Civil Disobedience
D.  Non-Cooperation
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23 .Which of the following statements about Mahatma Gandhi's views on Satyagraha is not correct?
A.  It denotes assertion of the power of the human soul against social, political and economic dominance
B.  It is the exercise of the purest soul force against all injustice, oppression and exploitation
C.  It is the best weapon of the weak against the strong
D.  Mahatma Gandhi's theory of Satayagraha was based on the acceptance of the concept of self-suffering
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24 .What was the single most significant contribution of Sardar vallabhbhai Patel to Indian History?
A.  he was responsible for the acceptance of the Mountbatten plan by the Congress
B.  As the Home Minister of free India he brought about the integration of 600-odd Indian States with the Indian Republic
C.  He was the leading light of Mahatma Gandhi's Non- cooperation and Civil Disobedience Movements
D.  As President of the Indian National Congress he engineered the passing of the Quit India Resolution
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25 .Which of the following songs was so dear to Gandhiji's heart, that he wrote: 'That one song is enough to sustain me, even if I were to forget the 'Bhagwad Gita'.
A.  Hare Ram
B.  Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram
C.  Vaishnava Jana To Tene Kahiye
D.  Ishwar Allah Tero Nam
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